Two Florida Healthcare Providers Attacked with Ransomware

HIPAA Journal

Steve Alder

The Tampa, FL-based Agency for Community Treatment Services, Inc. (ACTS) is alerting certain patients that some of their protected health information has potentially been compromised in an October 21, 2020 cyberattack.

The security breach was detected on October 23 when ransomware was deployed. The hackers gained access to parts of the ACTS server and data infrastructure and encrypted files to prevent access. Systems were taken offline to prevent further unauthorized access and third-party computer forensic experts were engaged to assist with the investigation and determine the scope of the breach.

While unauthorized...

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